The society's goal is to help maintain the current sea turtle population and to prevent a potentially irreversible decline in the population through: maintaining a storefront where visitors can view and discuss sea turtle displays and learn about protection of the species. Merchandise is available for the public to purchase and all proceeds fund various sea turtle functions and programs. Sea turtle preservation works to promote and reduce disturbances and harrassment of sea turtle nesting by conducting guided nighttime sea turtle nesting walks. The guided walks help to educate the public regarding lighting ordinances, nesting issues, fishing issues for seaturtles and overall habitat destruction due to pollution and human interaction. They also provide stranding assisitance to hatchlings and adult seaturtles and transport to rehab facilities around the state of Florida sea turtle preservation society also works with the organization "keep brevard beautiful" helping with beach cleanups m.
$80k annual program spend • Public education is provided by volunteers with an education center, community events and through presentations at schools and churches and other organizations. Sea turtle preservation society provides guided public turtle walks along with beach cleanups and they distribute flyers and materials regarding seaturtles to the public.
$5.8k annual program spend • Sea turtle preservation society works with injured sea turtles and this is conducted by volunteers with permits from the Florida wildlife commission and us fish and wildlife services.
Research provided includes nest surveys on a local beach in order to help preserve the loggerhead and green sea turtle species. This documentation helps keep track of turtles nesting and how many hatchlings survived to make it out of the nest.